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catholic officials in the u.s. scrambling with reaction. >> the intense of our holy father pope benedict xiv to resign effective the end of this month, the 28th of february, it capes as an enormous surprise. >> i would say it would be best today to concentrate on really what is a prayerful decision that a hole father makes, obviously a surprise to me. >> i suppose maybe ten years ago there would an irony of finding out about it from an e-mail, but this is so very much the way life is today. >> and the pope is on twitter. anne thompson is live outside new york's st. patrick's cathedral. anne thompson is on twitter. you were talking about the fact that benedict and john paul have established the cardinals who will be electing who comes next. what does it mean for u.s. catholics, ann? >> i think the first thing is u.s. catholics are just trying to process this information. i was on the "today" set this morning when cardinal dolan came in to talk to matt and savannah, and he was as shocked as anyone. i asked him, what do you think this means? he said remember who pope benedict xiv is. he is,
ordering all u.s. special forces troops out of the key afghan province and only giving them two weeks to leave. more on that after the break. after as john kerry starts his first overseas trip today president obama's former envoy george mitchell is here. i will ask him about reports that kerry is determined to get israelis and palestinians to reach a peace agreement. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> we are following developing news in afghanistan right now. a spokesman for president hamid karzai said the u.s. special forces have two weeks to leave the wardak province. karzai says he is ordering the u.s. troops out because of allegations of quote, harassing, annoying, torturing and murdering innocent people there. the force that kwoerdinates in afghanistan says this is an important issue. they intend to fully discuss with the afghan counter
meeting privately with sex abuse victims during his 2008 trip to the u.s. but saved his biggest surprise for last says john thav s who covered the vatican for 30 years. >> he will be remembered as the pope who resigned without a doubt. i think it may be his finest legacy and greatest gift to the church because he has brought the papacy into the modern age. >> reporter: currently the con clave to elect the successor is scheduled for march 16-march 20 but there is talk of moving it up because all the cardinals who will vote on the new pope are schedulealed to be here february 28 to say good bye to pope benedict. >> thanks to you so much for that. we will have much more on the selection of the new pope including why some are saying a woman should be selected. we'll have that in our next hour. >>> congress considers new restrictions on firearms gun rights advocates say there is a hurdle gun control advocates may not be able to clear, the second amendment. just how high a hurdle is that? here is pete williams. >> the ancient map makers once labelled areas they didn't know about as -- it is ve
responsibility because they are losing particularly in western europe, an the u.s., they are losing the core of their church and they need to get it back and they need to find a man who can communicate to the younger generation, i spoke to cardinal donald whirl yesterday as the archbishop of washington, d.c., who said we need to find someone who can package our message, repackage our message to make it resonate with younger catholics today and that's going to be a big challenge. >> pope benedict has spoken just yesterday about the difficulties. he said there were many good days of sunshine, but stormy waters sometimes as if god were sleeping and certainly the sex abuse crisis that we -- he's going over the coliseum, that's an extraordinary view. liz, can you see this? >> yes, it's quite a scene, it's quite an amazing thing, leaving the vatican, crossing over the remnants of ancient rome and he'll pass by the cathedral of rome and beyond into the green exterior of the city toward castle st. angelo. >> the helicopter kind of swooped a little bit there as he went over his bishop -- >> people ma
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